Eco-lodge helping to promote our region
CHILDERS Eco-lodge has celebrated its first year of operation providing a quality budget accommodation option to the region.
To mark the occasion, backpackers, local farmers and supporters mingled around the organic lamb spit roast and campfire in the relaxed atmosphere which the Eco-lodge has become known for.
Hailed a success by owners Rhys and Vanessa Kummerow, Childers Eco-lodge has achieved its twin goals of attracting working backpackers as well as those sightseeing for a fewdays.
Mr Kummerow said they had been fortunate to build relationships with reputable employers in the area who offer hourly paid harvest work to backpackers.
“Combined with providing clean, affordable accommodation, we are getting good word of mouth referrals,” he said.
Led by Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, Mrs Kummerow will be part of the Bundaberg, Capricorn and Gladstone Trade Mission to Sydney in November, promoting the Southern Great Barrier Reef region.
“This will be the first time Childers has had an operator represent the area and bringing Childers to the attention of inbound tour operators and wholesalers who deal with the international tourism market,” she said.
Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism general manager Rick Matkowski is delighted with the success of the business and congratulated the Kummerow family.
“Their collaborative nature is an asset to the Childers and wider Bundaberg North Burnett destination and we wish them continued success,” he said.